InterContinental Miramar Panama
What We Love
- The Bay View restaurant offers Panamanian specialties
- Expansive spa has Jacuzzis, Turkish baths and saunas, and fitness instructors are available at the gym
- Many rooms come with views of Panama Bay
What To Know
- Located between two major highways
- There’s a fee of $15.95 for WiFi
- The fitness center closes at 10 p.m.
- Pets are not allowed
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The centrally located, 186-room InterContinental Miramar Panama is a relaxing escape from the bustling city, with easy access to downtown attractions, the business distrcit and the historic and trendy Casco Viejo neighborhood. The guestrooms overlook both the ocean and the mesmerizing, skyscraper-laden skyline along Panama Bay, and have a modern look and feel thanks to wooden or beige leather headboards and beds wrapped in crisp white linens. A slew of big resort–style amenities provide opportunities for some R&R, including tennis courts, a full-service spa/fitness center complete with Jacuzzis, Turkish baths and saunas, and a free-form pool crisscrossed by pedestrian bridges. When hunger strikes, the aptly named Bayview restaurant serves classic Central American dishes such as ceviche and Panamanian stew.
In the Area
Start your day in the sultry capital with an ice cream at Granclement, which uses French artisanal recipes for its range of unusual flavors, such as ginger and basil. While in Casco Viejo, take a guided tour of the presidential palace, Palacio de las Garzas, a 17th-century landmark with an Andalusian courtyard, then do some people watching at the bustling fish market before heading upstairs to the diner-style restaurant, where you can nosh on some of the just-caught fare from downstairs. Spend the rest of the afternoon at the Miraflores Locks, watching giant freighters navigate the Panama Canal — a surprisingly mesmerizing sight.
How to Get There
This hotel is located in a beautiful area. Our room was on the 12th floor, with a gorgeous view of the ocean and the skyline. Lower levels may have some traffic noise. 5 minute walk across the bridge takes you to a nice jogging/walking/biking/running path along the ocean. The hotel has a nice pool and gym. What I did not like is the elevators: you had to wait a long time both up and down. Sometimes it could take up to 10 minutes, which is ridiculous. The lobby is really small.
Loved the oceanview room. Wish there was a balcony with each room. Also the hotel seems to be very old and not up to Par with Intercontinental hotels in US. But our stay was very nice. Great food in the restaurant downstairs.
Will stay again.
Great location if you want ocean front view but immediate surroundings mostly under construction, major traffic. Mainly a business hotel with very nice rooms and good value. Buffet did the job but would eat elsewhere. Nice staff
Well, it's not a bad hotel, it's not an outstanding hotel! It's pretty much a business hotel and my comments below are sort of random thoughts as I recall my stay there. Check in was a bit disorganized, but once I got to my room (after waiting for very slow elevators in the building...consistently slow throughout my stay), I was fine. I had a suite overlooking the ocean. Very nice views!! Room was fine and comfortable although like most of the hotel, a bit dated and could use a fresher, more updated look. Carpet was kind of dirty but not too bad. Hard to say what it is. Hotel looks like it is really late 80s/early 90s. Conference rooms are drab and dingy, musty smelling...ac either freezes you or you melt from the heated humidity...no real way to gauge temperature control it seemed in the conference room. Very musty smells in the conference rooms.. Breakfast is not bad, but not great...in comparison to other 4.5-5 star hotels I've stayed in all over the world. Not a bad breakfast, but not great. Exec lounge breakfast...is small, continental style but you can get eggs and bacon, cheese, some fruit and breads...but small plates and portions. Downstairs in main restauarant breakfast is the better choice. Overall, if you're in Panama City for a conference, this hotel is a fine choice. But it isn't anything terribly memorable. It's a "dime-a-dozen" type business hotel. I've stayed in far better of the same "star rating" in many other countries in the world.
Be aware of the non renovated rooms . Run down, air system is not working (either it’s ice cold or nothing) , phones not working reception staff tells you whatever (you ask three people and everybody tells you a different story ) .